DIVIDED AMERICA: Yearning for unity, enduring divisiveness
Though they live about 1,730 miles apart, though they've never met, though they are of different races and backgrounds, Lauren Boebert and Dorothy Johnson-Speight speak almost in unison when they lament the fracturing of America....
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Pakistani officials say 48 police trainees killed in attack
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 48 police trainees, authorities said....
Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with Pope Francis as the Vatican took a more active role trying to defuse a tense political standoff in the South American nation....
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the African region in their products....
Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appeal
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Democrat Kathleen Kane burst onto the political scene in Pennsylvania with an enviable array of assets: glamour, charisma and a campaign war chest from her husband's fortune that topped $2 million for her 2012 run for state attorney general....
McGinty, Toomey quarrel through final debate in Senate race
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty plowed through a fast-paced, final debate Monday night, as they shook off questions at times to focus exclusively on attacking their opponent in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck race....
Senate OKs bill to allow ride-sharing companies to operate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation to allow ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the state....
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials with a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia say they're ceasing operations at the school's residential treatment program after a 17-year-old student died earlier this month in an altercation with staff....
Biden, Kaine heading to state to rally Clinton supporters
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to campaign for Hillary Clinton....
Pennsylvania GOP: State poll watcher law is unconstitutional
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With two weeks to go before the presidential election, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the state's law regarding poll watchers is unconstitutional....
Students beaten, horse punched in mob attacks at university
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Four teens have been arrested on assault charges in flash mob attacks around Temple University in which college students were beaten, an officer was knocked down and a police horse was punched in the face, police said Monday....
Police: RV containing pot-laced candy catches fire on bridge
PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a pot advocacy company's RV carrying marijuana-laced candy burst into flames on a bridge that connects New Jersey and Delaware, causing lane closures and tying up traffic for hours....
Brass thief damages historic Philadelphia building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials say a metal thief damaged an exterior staircase at a historically significant building in downtown Philadelphia....
Second defendant pleads in fatal barbershop slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The second man charged in the shooting death of a Pittsburgh barbershop owner last year has been sentenced to 12½ to 30 years as part of a plea agreement....
Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the National Guard offered tens of thousands of soldiers bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist. The Pentagon now is demanding the money back, as investigations have found widespread fraud and mismanagement by National Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets. But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses to reenlist.
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